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The Best Lemon Dill Cucumber Sandwiches

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These are the best lemon dill cucumber sandwiches I’ve ever had! Try this awesome tea sandwich recipe at your next party with eureka!® Organic Bread!

cucumber sandwiches staked on top of each other

Easy Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

Cade and I both wanted to work with eureka!® Organic Bread, but deciding on a recipe together was tricky. I happened to mention that I remember my Mom having a garden party in our backyard and someone brought cucumber sandwiches and Cade was like, “What’s a cucumber sandwich? Just cucumbers?!” It was decided on, cucumber sandwiches would be our recipe.

My mom often worked with a group of young women when I was growing up and on one occasion they held a silly Mother’s Day garden party, complete with garden hats in our backyard. I wanted to go so bad, but I was little and this was something I’d have to wait a few years to attend.

It looked like so much fun to a little girl, and I was beyond thrilled when there were some fresh flowers left over that she let me play with. That’s also the first time I’d ever seen a cucumber finger sandwich and I didn’t know what to make of it. Little white bread squares with a slice of cucumber and plain cream cheese.

cucumber cream cheese sandwich ingredients

With spring in the air, I just had to recreate the classic tea sandwich but with our own twist. Cade was in charge of the bread and I don’t know why, but I was a little nervous he wouldn’t choose a good one, haha I need to be more trusting. He came home with Saaa-Wheat! eureka! Organic Bread because according to him, it’s bursting with rich flavor and tasty goodness and no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. I’m pretty sold on that!

Bread was totally boring and not super good for you when I was little, but I’m loving how many varieties are out there now. If you’re sitting there thinking that you’re a die-hard fan of the processed white stuff, just trust us this one time, it’s ten times more flavorful of a sandwich when you choose a good bread, like eureka!

We lightened up these cucumber cream cheese sandwiches with a little Greek yogurt, which makes the spread more nutritious and fluffier. We also added some lemon and dill to brighten the flavors and keep them fresh to match those cool, crisp cucumbers, and of course added some lemon juice as the acid really cuts down on the bland cream cheese.

cucumber sandwiches with cream cheese being assembled

What’s Needed for This Cucumber Sandwich Recipe? 

These cucumber dill sandwiches require just a handful of ingredients, many of which you may have on hand! Here’s what you’ll need to make cucumber finger sandwiches:

  • Neufchatel cream cheese
  • Greek yogurt
  • Lemon juice and zest
  • Fresh dill
  • Vinegar 
  • Granulated sugar
  • Cucumber 
  • eureka! Saaa-Wheat Organic Bread

What’s the Difference Between Cream Cheese vs Neufchatel?

We use Neufchatel in these cucumber tea sandwiches because it’s a little healthier than regular cream cheese. So what’s the difference between cream cheese and neufchatel? American Cream Cheese and American Neufchatel are practically the same thing!

Or, at least they taste and work the same.

The biggest difference is that the neufchatel is made using only milk  (23% milkfat), while cream cheese is made with milk and cream (33% milk fat) so it’s a little more fattening that the first.

open faced cucumber tea sandwiches

How to Make Cucumber Sandwiches

This cucumber cream cheese sandwich is a breeze to make. Tea sandwiches in general are so simple, but everyone goes crazy for them! 

  1. Whisk together the cream cheese, yogurt, lemon zest, vinegar, sugar, lemon juice, and dill.
  2. Cut the bread into halves or quarters (it depends on how large you want your cucumber sandwiches with cream cheese to be). 
  3. Spread a little of the cream cheese mixture on each half of the bread, then place sliced cucumber on top. 
  4. Repeat with the rest of the bread loaf and enjoy! 

Can I Prep Cucumber Sandwiches in Advance? 

You can pre-slice the cucumbers and whisk together the cream cheese spread up to 24 hours in advance. But I recommend waiting to assemble the cucumber finger sandwiches until you’re ready to serve them. 

pile of cucumber sandwiches on serving board

Tips for Making Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

We prefer peeling the cucumber before slicing it, but you’re welcome to leave the skin on if desired. 

Similarly, you’re welcome to use regular cream cheese instead of Neufchatel if that’s what you have on hand. 

For a thicker, creamier spread, you’ll want to use full-fat cream cheese and full-fat Greek yogurt. You can probably use light versions of both if you want, but full-fat is our favorite. 

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The Best Lemon Dill Cucumber Sandwiches

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The Best Lemon Dill Cucumber Sandwiches

3.84 from 36 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 15 -20
These are the best lemon dill cucumber sandwiches I've ever had! Try this awesome tea sandwich recipe at your next party with eureka!® Organic Bread!

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces Neufchatel Cream Cheese , softened
  • 2 Tablespoons Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 lemon , juiced and zested
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Fresh Dill
  • Salt and Pepper , to taste
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Vinegar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Cucumber , peeled and sliced
  • 1 Loaf [eureka! Saaa-Wheat Organic Bread] (crusts removed if desired)

Instructions

  • In a bowl, add the cream cheese, yogurt, lemon zest, vinegar, sugar, lemon juice, and dill.
  • Mix with a wooden spoon until smooth and season to taste.
  • Cut the bread in half or into quarters depending on size you want.
  • Spread the mixture on each half of the bread and add 2-3 cucumber slices on top of one piece.
  • Close the lid and repeat with remaining mixture.

Notes

this recipe could be made up to 10 hours ahead of time
Nutrition Facts
The Best Lemon Dill Cucumber Sandwiches
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 85 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 69mg3%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 3g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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  • I made these for my daughter’s HS graduation last year (she requested cucumber sandwiches!) They were soooo delicious and a big hit – I don’t think any of our guests have ever had them before, but everyone enjoyed them and some of the kids said we had the best food 🙂

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    • This is what I love to hear! Thank you so much for taking time to give us feedback Stacy!

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  • Could I make this cream cheese spread the day before?

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    • Yes absolutely!

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  • Hi Carrian and Cade – the recipe soinds yummy… just wondered if you intended to include in your directions what to do with the vinegar and sugar. I assume that was for the cucumber? Can’t wait to try this!

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    • Hey Lynn! The vinegar and sugar go into the spread listed in step 1 in the directions. We would love to hear what you think once you try it!! Thanks for leaving a comment!

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  • Sounds wonderful! I want to make this for a luncheon.what vinegar do you suggest using.🤔

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    • We like apple cider vinegar

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  • I may have missed it, but what didn’t you do with the vinegar and sugar?

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    • Hi Amy, you add it with the cream cheese mixture. Thanks!

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  • That silly Mother’s Day garden party sounds like the best tradition! We’re on the same page with pretty snacks today!

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  • This looks so yummy!

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    • Thank you so much!

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